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TVLine Items: Blue Bloods Taps Broadway Fave, America's Got Talent Scoop, and More!

Blue Bloods is tapping into the Great White Way for its Season 2 premiere, recruiting three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara (South Pacific) to guest star in the fall opener as Lisa, a bestie of Erin’s (played by Bridget Moynahan).

As the season premiere unfolds on Friday, September 23, viewers will meet Lisa and see Erin envy her gal pal’s domesticated bliss, both of them wholly unaware that Lisa’s hubby is a cheating lout who’s about to get his comeuppance (and then some). Fun fact: O’Hara’s previous TV credits include a role on the ill-fated 2008 NBC pilot Blue Blood, singular.

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• NBC’s America’s Got Talent will welcome both Traces, a show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, and Nashville rockers Hot Chelle Rae to the stage during its live results show airing Wednesday, July 20. Take a look at an exciting Traces performance below:

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• Comedy Central has dubbed 2011 “The Year of the Fan,” plotting a yearlong celebration in honor of South Park‘s 15th season. The fun kicks off at San Diego Comic-Con (beginning Thursday, July 24) with a special 15,000-sq. foot fan experience, including a cafeteria that serves — wait for it — Cheesy Poofs! Lest you cannot make it to SDCC, know this: Cheesy Poofs will also be available in stores soon, courtesy of Kraft Foods.

• Frequent Shark Tank guest Mark Cuban is set to join the ABC business-based reality series (nearly) full-time, EW.com reports. The Dallas Mavericks owner will appear in 10 of the third season’s 13 episodes, set to bow at midseason.

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